§ Mr. Lilley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions whether Government Office for the East has sought legal advice about the impact of PPG3 on the plans to build houses in the Green Belt west of Stevenage. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions has various powers of intervention in the planning process and for this reason it would be inappropriate to comment on the specifics of any particular case.